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Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action October 19-25, 2014
Increasing Chemical Safety and Strengthening the Capacity of Pollution Victims in China
IPEN Expert Is “Voice of Reason” on Fracking at Helsinki Chemicals Forum
IPENers Participate in the United Nations' First Environment Assembly
A Global Network for a Toxics-Free Future / Three Year Report 2011 - 2013

This newly released report shows that lead levels in dust from some schools and preschools in the Philippines are of high concern. 

IPEN, Chinese and Czech partners have been working on a 2-year, EU-funded project called: "Strengthening the Capacity of Pollution Victims and Civil Society Organizations to Increase Chemical Safety in China. The Project includes public awareness-raising, resource materials, data generation, and case studies carried out in geographically and functionally diverse areas in three categories: metals, wastes, and chemicals.

The newsletter features updates from IPEN Participating Organizations on some of their work in the region, including from Arnika – Toxics and Waste Programme (Czech Republic), Center for Environmental Solutions (Belarus), EcoMuseum (Kazakhstan), Eco-Sense (Macedonia), EDEN Centre (Albania), Green Balkans (Bulgaria), and Safer Chemicals Alternative (ALHem) (Serbia). 

Newsletters covering additional regions will follow shortly. 

IPEN Participating Organizations in the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asian (EECCA) region have prepared an Appeal to governments, MPs and local authorities to stop producing, importing and using highly hazardous pesticides in the region. Highly hazardous pesticides are a huge problem in the region, which was proven by a pioneer study conducted by IPEN and Eco-Accord in seven EECCA countries a few months ago.

IPEN Co-Chair and EcoWaste Coalition Board Member Manny Calonzo speaks at the event. 

A successful event promoting a safe school environment that will prevent and reduce childhood lead and mercury exposure was recently held in the Philippines. The event, organized by IPEN Participating Organization EcoWaste Coalition, the European Union and the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), saw 200 people in attendance, including H.E. European Union Ambassador Guy Ledoux and DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje.

UPDATE, 27 July, 2014: French reject Orica's toxic waste

Australian Broadcasting Corporation news story featuring Dr. Mariann Lloyd-Smith, IPEN Senior Advisor and former Co-Chair

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This newly released report shows that lead levels in dust from some schools and preschools in Sri Lanka are of high concern. 

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